Mattis Tells Air Force Graduates To "Prepare For War"

It was supposed to be a joyous occasion, marking the commencement of a new and better phase in the life of nearly 1000 graduates. Instead, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the 984 new lieutenants who are graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy to prepare for the worst: war.

On Wednesday night, Mattis spoke at the graduation ceremony on the campus outside Colorado Springs and told the 2018 graduates they must be ready to fight and win. The Pentagon chief also told the 60th class to graduate from the academy that they must maintain U.S. military superiority in the air, and urged them to make the Air Force better.

As the ceremony ended, the newly commissioned officers threw their white hats into the sky as the Air Force Thunderbirds roared overhead, a longstanding tradition. Of the nearly 1000 graduates, more than 400 are headed to pilot training, and 69 will be trained to operate drones.

(full Mattis ceremony speech here)

To be sure, this is not the first time time Mattis who urged those around him to prepare for war.

And while not as intense, the warning is similar to that issued by a US Marine Corps general who last December, warned troops station in Norway to be prepared for a coming war.  As we reported at the time, on a brief visit to the 300-member unit ahead of Christmas, the commandant and the sergeant major of the Marine Corps both described the strategic role the small unit fills -- and the fact that a peacetime mission can be preface to combat if circumstances change.

he small unit fills -- and the fact that a peacetime mission can be preface to combat if circumstances change.

“I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming,” Gen. Robert Neller told them.

“You’re in a fight here, an informational fight, a political fight, by your presence.”

Neller pointed to the near future possibility of Russia and the Pacific theater being the next major areas of conflict. Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green sounded a similar tone.

"Just remember why you're here," Green said. "They're watching. Just like you watch them, they watch you. We've got 300 Marines up here; we could go from 300 to 3,000 overnight. We could raise the bar."

The warnings came a day before Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told troops at Fort Bragg, N.C., that "storm clouds are gathering" over the Korean Peninsula.

Comments

Klassenfeind BaBaBouy Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:14 Permalink

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Chupacabra-322 tmosley Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:10 Permalink

“Prepare for War.”

Hey, no problem. But you pick up a Rifle first Fuck’n old man & go fight first. 

Fucking tired of Fuck’n old men / women & Fuck’n bald headed mother fuckers telling what we should or shouldn’t be doing.

 

Know what you bunch of sick, twisted Fucks?

You’re fucking days are numbered.  And, when that preverbal day comes. I’ll definitely have absolutely NO FUCKING problem what so fucking ever hunting you down the fucking, gutless Cowards you and your Minions are.

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pissonmefico falconflight Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:23 Permalink

Of course. But only a little bit. And that little bit is going to be about my assertion that Mattis is a pussy. My expounding on the rest is not going to help you understand if you do not already.

Mattis has spent his career knowingly fighting for the people Smedley Butler warned us about. 

Mattis is a liar because he swore an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and has knowingly carried out unconstitutional orders from superiors.

In my book liars are pussies, and those who serve thugs are thugs themselves and therefore also pussies.

See for yourself the contrast between Butler and Mattis.

And how many Generals is it again that have been recently forced to resign from the Armed Forces. And why?

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Chupacabra-322 Misplacedcowboy Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:35 Permalink

Oh, one year member little Faggot ZH member.

Tell you what AssHole.  I’ve stood on both sides of the aisle & know what Dick Face?

Its a False Right / Light Paradigm of Tyrannical Lawlessness.

So I’m Neither “Conservative” or “Liberal.”

 

Just one Real Raging pissed off American Patriot.  Not afraid to tell anyone, especially the ones that wear costumes like the Fuck’n old man to go Fuck himself & fight his own Zionist Wars.

 

Now, go Suck on your Mamas Titty.  

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Indo_Expat Chupacabra-322 Thu, 05/24/2018 - 17:10 Permalink

Spoken by a timorous cunt who's only claim to fame is anonymous longevity on a website. Sounds like you have a major case of the willies, shitbag contemplating that draft notice coming your way.

Coward. It was your inaction and failure to confront the Bush/Cheney/Obama criminals that led to this and you will now pay the price. You are nothing but dogshit to be scraped off the boots of General Mattis, mincing, prancing fairy.

You are not a Patriot. You are not even a man, and you are doomed you little posturing, bloviating, spineless fuck.

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Indo_Expat Chupacabra-322 Thu, 05/24/2018 - 17:48 Permalink

Deliver the message in person anon coward, you don't even have the nuts to sign your name to your pathetic, cringing, whining spew. Patriot... what a howl.

Come on down for a "confrontation," quivering, quaking jellyfish, I will ship what is left of you back to your NOK in CONUS in a 35mm film canister. Be sure to call ahead, I'll have you picked up and transported from Sukarno Hatta on my dime.

Robert S. Finnegan

USMC

Jakarta, Indonesia

rsfinnegan@gmail.com

+62-812-9173-1666

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rejected Chupacabra-322 Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:32 Permalink

"Fucking tired of Fuck’n old men / women"

I'm fucking tired of being blamed for this shit. I am going on seventy and want no part of the shit tmosly and others are selling. I had my turn in one of their wars. Every older person I know feels the same. 

Now I know that CONgress and others have old men pushing this but those are the trash that are supposedly 'elected'. 

To the new generations....... STOP FUCKING ELECTING THEM! 

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Chupacabra-322 rejected Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:44 Permalink

48 here.  And, might I say you’re not “old” yet by any stretch. Especially if you take care of yourself.  

We’re at this point because Generations have come & gone that haven’t done their diligence.  

Meaning.  Watching the Watchers.  

Now, fast forward thirty / forty years or since the JFK Execution.  And, now what we have is absolute, complete, open, in your Faces Tyrannical Lawlessness.  

 

 

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Harry Lightning Chupacabra-322 Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:43 Permalink

Don't you know who that guy is ? He is like the Patton of his time, one of the most experienced and decorated combat officers the Marines have produced in the last 50 years. Mattis ate enough belt in his day, and earned his General title for being a masterful warrior and leader of men.

Get your facts straight because otherwise you are the twisted fuck.

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